Trust & Safety
YOUR SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY; PLEASE TAKE PERSONAL SECURITY SERIOUSLY
Connecting with a hosts or a guests that has no reviews or Government ID Verification.
Hanging out with new people (aka strangers) is a cool way to learn more about the world and other cultures. SportsHosts is excited that we get new hosts and guests in the SportsHosts community.
SportsHosts has verified all users email address, and cell numbers.
But being new means hosts or guests will not have any reviews from other users yet. This makes it harder for you to determine what they are like.
Users may also decide not to pay for Government ID verification, which we strongly suggest. Government ID verification adds another level of trust for community members and it will make it easier and faster to connect with others.
Being an open and transparent community we wanted you to be aware if you connect with users without reviews and/or Government ID verification this may increase your risks associated with connecting with new people.
Meet in public places
It is strongly recommended that you never agree to meet at a private residence, doing so increases your safety risk. A better idea is to always meet in public place where you can leave if you wish.
Trust your instincts
If a person, situation or profile seems unsafe for any reason, move on. Don’t worry about seeming rude. Be clear about your boundaries and don’t be shy about stating them.
Communicate clearly with others and take care of yourself. If you’re uncomfortable attending alone, find another friend you trust to join you before accepting an event.
Groups are more fun
We think groups are more fun, so even if you are meeting a single Host, it will still be more fun if take a friend/s along with you. And it’s not only more fun it is safer.
Play it smart
Having a few beers may be part of the fun but remember partying too hard comprises your safety, so play it smart and avoid excess alcohol and other drugs.
You can also request to host or attend an alcohol-free event. Please refer to "Alcohol Guidelines" on this site for more information.
Report negative experiences
Report safety concerns to venue/stadium security or police if you require immediate assistance. Report all negative issues to firstname.lastname@example.org as it helps keep future SportsHosts members safe. All reports will be treated as confidential.
Reviews are super critical as they help all members understand more about the people they are connecting with. Be honest, clear and fair when reviewing others. Any aggressive reviews or reviews which include offensive language will not be allowed. Feel free to tell the truth, just do it without being offensive or abusive.
Read profiles and reviews carefully
Whether hosting or joining an event, attending an event, take the time to review the member’s profile carefully. Read what members say about themselves and what other members have mentioned about them in reviews. Please make sure you ask any questions you have and make sure you are comfortable with the responses you receive back.
If a Host or person requesting to attend an event has no reviews (generally due to being a new SportsHosts member), you will have less information from which to base your decision on. This increases your risk as you have less information available to help you understand what to expect from this member. Please take this into account and only connect if you are comfortable in doing so.
Keep personal information personal
Never give out your phone number or email address to a new person until you meet and feel comfortable with them. Use only the SportsHosts website to communicate.
SportsHosts Primary Hosts and Primary Guest/Visitors* must be 18+ to use the SportsHosts website. Parents may include minors in their groups, but they must take full responsibility for the minors in their care. Parents are strongly advised not to leave minors alone with other people in their group at any time. Please refer to the "Minors Guidelines" on this site for more information.
*Primary Hosts and Guest/Visitors are the individuals that have developed a profile on the SportsHosts website and have either; listed a GameDay they wish to host or have contacted a host to attend a GameDay. These Primary Hosts and Guest/Visitors are responsible for organizing the attendance at a GameDay.
Have a plan B
Know your options. As a traveler If something doesn’t work out with your Host, or if they misrepresented themselves make sure you have a plan B. We suggest researching beforehand where you are going and knowing transport options available to you if you want to leave. It would be a good idea to identify the customer service help desks and/or police contact points at the stadium you are attending.
Always find out the police and other emergency service numbers related to the city you are in and have these numbers saved to your phone for quick reference.
Consider using the following resources for safety alerts and advisories: